Those of us lucky to have summer internships have now probably just started to get into our routines. The cobwebs and mistakes of our first weeks are over, and now we’re in the thick of it. For those of you already tired of the daily commutes, long hours and cubicles, this playlist is for you. Here, we have ten songs perfect for any summer intern — whether you’re in D.C. or across the country.
Ballad of a Politician — Regina Spektor One of the best songs on Regina’s newly released album, this song is for those of you working on the Hill or in any otherwise political job this summer. (As in, most of us in D.C.)
212 — Azealia Banks This is for you New York interns out there. (Also, Azealia Banks is only 21.)
Cruel — St. Vincent Many of us will inevitably meet cruel bosses, coworkers and (most often) fellow interns. This song will help you get over them.
Midnight City — M83 I know that I already posted this song (or a mashup of it) on the last edition of Fixat10ns. But, honestly, this is the perfect intern song for anyone in the city. Listen to this song on the Metro in the morning. It sets a good mood for the rest of the day.
Money Maker — The Black Keys Most of us aren’t money makers this summer. Hopefully our internships lead us to become money makers, though.
Civilian — Wye Oak If you’re ever stressed, listen to this song. It’ll calm you down. They’re also visiting D.C. this August 17.
Society — Eddie Vedder Another great commuting song. Also especially relevant to interns due to us now being functioning members of society instead of holed up on a college campus.
Civilization — Justice Awesome dance beat for your commute home or a quick office break.
Hum Drum Town — Theophilus London I feel like this song is somehow relevant to internships. Though D.C. is not a humdrum (AKA boring) town in the slightest, and Theophilus is most certainly not making a profound observation about society or working people. In any case, it’s a great song.
Chillin — Wale feat. Lady Gaga I always feel obliged to include one song on Fixat10ns. Since many of us are D.C. chillin, this is a shout out to everyone who stayed in the District this summer.